How to have St. Patrick’s Day at home
How are you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year? Many events have unfortunately already been cancelled due to the spread of coronavirus, with many parades and events cancelled in Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland already.
This means it might be a good idea to start planning your own party or gathering to celebrate. If you can’t go to the party, then make the party come to you!
Think green decorations, extravagant hats and pints of Guinness in hand. You can easily put together your own St Patrick’s Day celebration right in your own home, but you might need a list of ideas to get you started. Keep reading to find out more.
St Patrick’s Day food and drink
- Guinness or Guinness Lager
- Irish Whisky or Gin
- Irish soda bread
- Irish stew
- Dublin Coddle
There are plenty of options when it comes to Irish food and drink with the most obvious being to just drink Guinness. However, there are plenty of other drinks you should make time for, including Irish Whiskey like Jameson’s, Irish Gin from St Patrick’s Distillery and of course, Baileys Irish Cream.
You can also get more adventurous in the kitchen and whip up a batch of Irish Stew or Irish Coddle, both being Irish delicacies that might make for a hearty meal on St. Patrick’s Day for your family and friends. If you want to go that one step further, why not make some fresh Irish Soda Bread for dipping? The whole banquet will go down a treat with your fellow green revellers.
St Patrick’s Day Decorations
- Leprechaun hats
- Fake ginger beards
- Green glitter
- Irish flags
Whether it’s shamrock bunting or just covering tables and furniture in green sheets, there is plenty you can do to turn your living room into a fitting St. Patrick’s Day celebration venue. We’ve listed just a few decorations you can use when kitting out your home celebration, but there are plenty more options if you feel like getting crafty at home. Think green, think big and think everything Irish to go alongside your food and drink table.
St Patrick’s Day Entertainment
In amongst the revelry and excitement of throwing your own Irish-themed party, you might also want to think about adding a dash of entertainment in there which, of course, has to be Irish-themed as well.
Whether you plan on having an adults-only party or a family themed gathering, there are plenty of games that you can play to get into the spirit of things. Alternatively, why not put on a film that is either set in Ireland or made in Ireland? It can even be something to put on in the background while you enjoy the rest of your planned festivities.
- Irish Quiz – if you’re a fan of a pub quiz, put one together with an Irish theme to delight your party guests
- Irish Beer Pong – with green cups instead of red
- Pot o’ Gold – throwing gold chocolate coins into a pot, put the line as far back as possible to make it challenging!
- Irish rings – consisting of a board with numbered hooks, the idea is to toss rings and get the high score from six throws
- Romance - P.S. I Love You (2007)
- Comedy - Waking Ned (1998)
- Historical Thriller - 71’ (2014)
- Horror – Shrooms (2007)
- Drama – Brooklyn (2015)
- Children – Song of the Sea (2014)
Last but not least, once your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are done and dusted, you’ve ran out of Guinness and a winner has been crowned at Irish Beer Pong, it might be time to wind down and relax. What better way to do that than picking up an Avobath bath bomb from Lush and watching your bath turn a glittery green before your very eyes.
Spread the cost of St. Patrick’s Day
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Written by Robert Bester
Published on 13th March 2020